Shannon Beador – Shannon Explains Her Relationship With David
I really hope she does explain, because so far I’m not impressed with the way that she treats her husband. Shannon begins by telling us that, when the show began, “I knew it was not going to be “the Shannon Beador show” — that I was going to be shown in both positive and negative lights.” Now that we’ve started viewing the episodes, “I find that some of my not-so-proudest moments have been chosen to air.” Umm, that’s the Bravo game. You didn’t realize this before you agreed to film?
Shannon writes, “David and I come from a different background. I am proud of David that he has achieved so much success in his life, all on his own, and that I have been privileged to witness it.” I think it’s great for his kids to have a role model that didn’t have everything handed to him.
“I felt a bit awkward at first because as soon as Heather and I entered the party, she went right up to Vicki and Tamra and I was left standing there. When everyone went to sit down, she sat on the other end with the gals while I sat by myself. If the tables were turned, I would have stayed with Heather, but I am a big girl and can take care of myself!” You just met Heather! It’s not really her responsibility to baby-sit you. She invited you to the party because you’re on the show together, not because you’re BFF’s.
She doesn’t think that her comments to the women about her husband was “airing any marital dirty laundry” because she’s sure that most married women feel the same. “My husband is extremely busy and I have been completely supportive throughout our marriage of his need to work long hours and on weekends. But when he joined a business group and started to take two vacations a year with them, I began to get resentful.” I understand being upset by his actions & I even understand discussing them with your friends, but telling women you just met about it & airing it on national TV – probably not the best idea for your marriage.
“Heather is quite opinionated about my decisions to try holistic things. She also seems to be strongly opinionated in Tamra’s discussion about potentially having another child.” Yes, her royal Heatherness is very opinionated about everything.
“David and I actually do get along and can have a good time together. You clearly have not seen that yet.” Shannon then proceeds with a listing of everything that’s wrong in her marriage & what David does wrong. Shannon seems like a person that needs everything to go perfectly all of the time. “I want everything to go smoothly, but most of the time it does not.” I think she needs to calm down. So what if the potatoes weren’t tender? “I am so grateful that this show is giving me the opportunity to watch my life played back and to learn all the many things I need to work on (and the list is growing!!!).”
Heather Dubrow – I Don’t Want Tamra To Do Anything Rash
“Vicki and Brooks are still together, and after talking to Vicki in Hawaii, I’m completely supportive of that decision. I just want Vicki to be happy and she is a strong, smart woman who is capable of making her own decisions.” What?!? Is Heather going to refrain from voicing her opinion on something? “Vicki’s said she has three qualities she looks for in a friend. She couldn’t remember the third one (typical Vicki) but the other two were “laugh with you,” and “learn from you.” Well, we have laughed a lot together but it doesn’t seem as if she wants to learn anything from me! If I talk about anything Vicki doesn’t know about she gets annoyed with me.” Um, maybe because of the way you sound so condescending when explaining things?
Shannon “shared a lot of information about her marriage with the group. I can’t tell if she is just someone that is an open book, or if she doesn’t have a good support system of friends with whom to talk.” I think she just says whatever is on her mind. It was clear that Heather wouldn’t have discussed her marriage so openly with strangers.
As for “Tamra and Eddie having a baby: I took what Tamra said at dinner to mean she wanted a baby to fill the void because her kids are gone 50 percent of the time. Had she said I love Eddie and we want to have a baby together I would have said, “Great, exciting!”” I’m not convinced. Heather seems like a person who always starts with the worst-case scenario. I heard Tamra say both things. She seems really torn on the idea of a baby & Heather just jumped on the negative.
“On to dinner… I LOVE a dinner party. Shannon has a lovely home and I was really looking forward to it. I was touched by her attention to detail remembering I drink champagne and that I don’t eat dairy. These are signs of a very good hostess! Shannon and David’s behavior at the party was just awkward. They seem to feel very comfortable arguing in front of us even though we barely know them. I have to say at this point I’m worried for them.” I would have been incredibly uncomfortable if a couple I barely knew was picking at each other like that. For once, I agree with Heather!
“Shannon saying that I have too many opinions shouldn’t be a red flag. Getting free dentistry because you saved a nation however? Raise it up, girl.” There’s red flags on both of those sides!
Vicki Gunvalson – I Have No Regrets
“I hope you all enjoyed seeing Tamra and I back to having fun together as I really missed her. I loved Hawaii as it was just the three of us, and I believe three is the maximum amount when going on a “girls” trip. More than that just causes chaos.” I was embarrassed for both of them. Their behavior in the bar – climbing all over each other – was just too much for women their age. It’s one thing to have a good time & another to make a fool of yourself.
“When Tamra told us how hard it was for her to share her children 50-percent of the time with Simon, I felt so bad for her. Having the void of not having the three kids around when they are at their dad’s I’m sure is huge. Since Eddie doesn’t have kids, I can understand why she would consider having a baby with him so he can understand the love that a parent has towards their child.” First, as we know now, one of the kids doesn’t want to be around Tamra. Simon is their father & has the right to see them if they want to. As for having a baby so Eddie will know the love of a parent, that doesn’t seem like a good reason to have a baby.
“Going to counseling for me has really helped me be able to make choices that I WANT and not to be influenced by others.” I’m glad that Vicki has someone unbiased to talk to. It’s seemed like everyone around her hates Brooks & wouldn’t give true advice. “I was bugged that Tamra said that she doesn’t want me to wake up in seven to eight years and regret my decisions I am making now in my life. What I have to say to her is that… I won’t. I love every day that I am making, as no decision that I have made is permanent, and I’m enjoying my life and choosing to do things MY WAY now.” Good for Vicki! It’s her life & while friends should let you know if they think you’re making a mistake, at the end of the day it’s your own choice.
Tamra Barney – Tamra Opens Up About Family Issues
“I know our blogs are to recap what has happened on this week’s episode, but to be honest with you, the show is the last thing on my mind right now. For today’s blog, I want to share with you what is weighing heavy on my heart.” Tamra is devastated by the events of the last week. “As I always say…DIVORCE DOESN’T HURT KIDS, ANGRY/BITTER PARENTS HURT KIDS.” Pot, meet kettle.
Tamra is taking this opportunity to tell her side of the story & make herself look like a great mom. “I have always told the children that it would be great if their dad could live right across the street so they could see us both every day. It’s unfortunate that he doesn’t feel the same way.” I’m not going to comment because we haven’t seen Tamra’s interaction with her kids since the divorce.
“What most people didn’t know is that my relationship with my 15-year-old, Sidney, was strained and she decided that she wanted to live with her Dad. This came as a total shock to me! Sure, I knew things were not perfect and we didn’t always see eye-to-eye, but I thought it was her age? I had the same issues with my mother when I was her age. I often wonder if my parents had been divorced if I too would have ran to my dad?” Tamra explains that she didn’t want this information to become public, but that now they have to deal with it. I can’t remember which parent it was that requested the latest court hearing which put Sidney in the spotlight. “We continue to work on our relationship with the help of a therapist, and some days things seem good and others, she pulls away.” I’m glad that the family has someone to help them all through this time.
As to the episode, “There was some confusion at dinner with Heather that I wanted to clear up. Me wanting to have a child with Eddie and having my kids 50-percent of the time were two different issues. I don’t think Heather understood what I was trying to say.” Tamra explains that Eddie has expressed a desire for children in the past & that she wants to have a child with her husband, not because she wants to fill a void.
Cusi’s Sofia – Recovering